Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 15th May 2023

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Purview. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

  • Launched (15)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (14)


  • SharePoint: New SharePoint site templates – We are introducing 3 new SharePoint site templates dedicated to helping you create sites for your portal home site, to provide guidance and assets for your brand, and a template powered by Microsoft Syntex for your Accounts payable team. Roadmap ID:117554
  • SharePoint: New site templates – We are introducing 3 new SharePoint site templates dedicated to helping you create sites for your HR department, to showcase Events, and a template powered by Microsoft Syntex to do contract management. Roadmap ID:102380
  • SharePoint: SharePoint admin center: Streamlining management of site related information across Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups – SharePoint is updating the site detail panel to include Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups information. Admins that have permissions to SharePoint, Teams and Groups admin centers can now manage all related attributes (membership, group name, description, etc.) from a single site detail panel in the SharePoint admin center ‘Active Sites’ tab. SharePoint admins with SharePoint only permissions will have read-only access to the new attributes.  Roadmap ID:100053
  • SharePoint: Updates to site themes – We are implementing an update for the Office theme in Classic SharePoint will align the presentation with the application experience. Roadmap ID:101150
  • Microsoft 365 admin center: Send email notifications from your own domain – Notifications that cannot be sent from a user’s email account can now be configured to use your own custom verified domain instead of the Microsoft default domain. Roadmap ID:103628
  • Microsoft Syntex: new rules actions – move and copy – Create rules to move or copy files processed by Syntex models based on the extracted value. Roadmap ID:98111
  • Microsoft Viva: Automatic Topic Relationships available in GCC – The ability for AI to suggest relationships between topics will be available for customers in our Government Clouds. These suggested related topics appear on the topic card, page and answers.  This is already available for standard worldwide customers.  This feature deployment has changed and the roadmap item has been updated to reflect those plans.  Roadmap ID:106765
  • Microsoft Viva: Designated Viva Goals Admin Center Console – Viva Goals IT Administrator will have an admin page that will enable them to enable/ disable integrations, configure organization permissions and manage organizations by granting admin access.  Roadmap ID:117475
  • Microsoft Viva: Display connected topics on people profile cards – Profile cards displayed through Outlook will display Topics associated to an individual. Roadmap ID:88697
  • Microsoft Viva: Effective meetings in Viva Insights – A new “Effective meetings” experience is being introduced in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams. Meeting organizers will be able to view personalized insights and suggestions to help improve their meeting habits. Users will also be able to create and share meeting plans to set team meeting norms such as shorter meetings by default and always including Teams links.  Roadmap ID:85660
  • Microsoft Viva: Goals EU Data Residency – With EU Data Residency support, EU-based customers interested in using Viva Goals can have their data stored in EU Data centers. Currently, EU Data Residency is available for new customers. With this change, for existing Viva Goals EU customers, the data will be migrated to EU Data centers.  Roadmap ID:115479
  • Microsoft Viva: Shared focus plan in Viva Insights – The shared focus plan enables managers and team leads to foster mutual productivity norms and drive a positive team culture by inviting teams to book focus time for uninterrupted work. Roadmap ID:88839
  • Microsoft Viva: Sharing praise with others – With updates coming in January, users with Viva Insights subscriptions who send praise will have the ability to share a copy of the praise with others. Shared recipients will be notified via Teams and can see praise details in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. Roadmap ID:106122
  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Customer Facing Analytics – The customer facing analytics module will allow customers to understand the usage metrics for their instance of Viva Connections. and will help them gauge the health of their VC deployment. Roadmap ID:93367
  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights app in Teams with personal insights for GCC-H – The Microsoft Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available in GCC-H and will show you personalized recommendations that help you do your best work. Roadmap ID:101521


  • SharePoint:Create pages and news from the SharePoint app bar – Now you’ll be able to start creating pages and news as an action from within the SharePoint app bar. This means, no matter where you are in SharePoint you can jump right into the content creation process and stay in the flow of work. Roadmap ID:98143
  • Microsoft Syntex: Split PDF pages into new PDF files with the Extract action in OneDrive for iOS – Users of Microsoft Syntex can now split a PDF file into multiple PDFs with the Extract file action in OneDrive for iOS. The Extract file action lets you quickly split and extract multiple pages of a PDF into a new PDF file stored in SharePoint or OneDrive. Roadmap ID:117548


Rollout starts – May 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Stream: Organize & share video and audio files with a playlist template from Microsoft Lists – This feature will allow users to organize their video and audio files into a playlist for easy organization, sharing and playback. Users can add any video and audio files to a playlist that they have edit access to. People with access to the playlist and to the files in the playlist can view the videos in order or skip back and forth between items in the playlist. Roadmap ID:124797
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Configure learning academies – Admins can create and manage learning academies in the Viva Learning Admin tab. Roadmap ID:99167
  • Microsoft Viva: Personalized activity feed – With this release, Users especially non OKR owners will land on their activity feed page that is prioritized with updates from leaders, people they work with regularly and OKRs that are relevant to help them stay informed on the status, progress, comments/reactions from people of the goals they care about. Users can comment/react to the post in the activity feed. Roadmap ID:124781

Rollout starts – June 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: DOD support for Connections – Viva Connections will be made available to use for DoD. Roadmap ID:117431
  • Microsoft Stream: Playlists in the SharePoint List webpart – This feature will allow you to display playlists on SharePoint pages using the List webpart. The playlist will display video titles and thumbnails, and people with access to files in the playlist can click on the thumbnails to view the videos.    Roadmap ID:124808
  • SharePoint: Microsoft Lists – User experience (UX) update – This update improves overall performance of Microsoft Lists and introduces new features, like the ability to add ratings to any list, drag and/or paste images directly into a list, see who collaborating with you – and where – in real-time, switch views by clicking tabs, and more.    Roadmap ID:124867
  • Microsoft Viva: Topics engagement analytics in Topic center – Usage and engagement analytics showing Topics adoption and value will be available to knowledge managers in a new analytics tab in Topic center. Analytics will include Unique users and Usage counts for Topics usage activities all up; Unique users and Usage counts for Topics for consuming, contributing and sharing Topics activities; Usage count details for Topics consumption activities from Topic card, page, search, Topic center cards; Usage count details for Topics for contribution activities like Editing and publishing topics, providing feedback.   Roadmap ID:118768
  • SharePoint: New site theme options – We are adding two new SharePoint themes to our Change the Look menu. The addition of Black and Cerulean will enhance your site customization options for how you want your sites to look. Roadmap ID:117368
  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights manager, leader, and advanced insights available for GCC – Viva Insights is pleased to announce that manager, leader, and advanced insights will be available for GCC June 30, 2023. These premium insights help organizations understand and predict the impact of day-to-day actions to continuously improve the outcomes they care about. Roadmap ID:88843
  • Microsoft Viva: Topic engagement analytics – This update will introduce usage and engagement analytics on topics (views, edits, etc.) to the Microsoft Admin Center. Roadmap ID:88699

Rollout starts – July 2023

  • Microsoft Stream: New Stream webpart – This new Stream webpart will support configuration of single and multiple videos for Stream (on SharePoint). Roadmap ID:124800
  • SharePoint: Improvements to custom site template experience – We are updating the experience for when you apply a custom site template, also known as a third -party site template, from your organization. With these updates, you will have more insight into the status updates and site script details for the template as you are applying it to your site. Roadmap ID:117495

Rollout starts – September 2023

  • SharePoint on Stream: Inline playback of videos in SharePoint Highlighted content web parts for grid, carousel and filmstrip layouts – When users click to play a video in a Highlighted content web part (Grid, Carousel or filmstrip layouts) section of a SharePoint site, the video will play inline. This feature allows users to watch a video without being taken off the SharePoint page and keeps the video playing while users to browse/scroll through the other contents of the page. Roadmap ID:98091

Rollout starts – March 2024

  • SharePoint: Collaborate on SharePoint pages and news with co-authoring – Multiple authors can collaborate on a SharePoint page or news at the same time.   Roadmap ID:124853

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